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Parks Naturalist Journal Entries

Here are Parks Naturalist Journal entries. To learn more about the program, from our top menu hover over “Volunteer” and click on “Stewardship Programs”

Hanna Heddy

Date of volunteer work: 09/16/2019. Site Name: Powell Butte. Number of hours worked: 1. Field notes: We entered from Ellis Street entrance, and followed Cedar Grove trail up to the viewpoint. There we saw 2 blacktail deer, a buck and a doe. They were feeding in the meadow below us. We also saw stellar jays […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 09/06/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Lots of birds on the western pond, including the seldom seen green heron. They appreciate that the beavers have dammed up the outflow structure, re-creating the large lake that was there last spring. The ‘set’ water level was 5.5 […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 07/27/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Quiet day at Erroll Heights. The pond by 45th street is growing little by little. Beaver and nutria seem to be teaming up on it. Much of the area next to the road is now marshy as water flows […]

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Michael Babbit

Date of volunteer work: 06/07/2019. Site Name: Erroll Heights. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: Quiet day with showers looming. Saw some goslings, now teenagers, starting to show the markings of adults. Mallard ducklings are still fuzzy and tracking their moms. Lake levels are up a little, but the algae bloom is going strong. […]

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Melissa Ribner

Date of volunteer work: 05/17/2019. Site Name: JCP. Number of hours worked: 2. Field notes: The City of Portland was there applying chemicals along the edge of the grass on the west side of Crystal Springs. There is a mattress on the corner of 23rd and Sherrett. (See pic). I’m not sure if that’s park […]

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